Business and Investment in SC


Historic tradition in International Trade

Santa Catarina has a robust and innovative industrial sector that is integrated to global supply chains.

The state has a vocation for export, and attends approximately 190 countries. With great flexibility and technology, industry can meet the specifications and preferences of all corners of the world. The chicken parts industry, for example, has innovated in the market and become a leading global reference in the sector.

  • 3rd state with highest value added to exports
  • 5th state with highest participation of exports in GSP
  • 10th leader in state exports
  • Leading exporter of paper/kraft liner for wrapping
  • Largest exporter of bath and kitchen linens, cotton toweling and knit cotton T-Shirts
  • Largest exporter of doors and respective jambs, sills and frames
  • Largest exporter of 3-phase AC electrical motors
  • Largest exporter diesel engine blocks
  • 2nd largest exporter of ceramic products


3rd state with highest value added to exports

Average price of export products in 2012 (US$/kg)


Source: MDIC. Elaboração: FIESC


5th state with the highest share of exports over GSP – 2010


Source: SECEX e IBGE. Elaboração: Bradesco


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